Every three years, thousands of high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation and fellowship known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through inspiring speakers, conversations with partners, Bible study and being immersed in the host city, young people will be inspired, challenged and called to live out their faith in their daily lives. Additionally, young people will have opportunities to explore their vocation and discern where they are being called into this world.
An essential part of the ministry of the Gathering is the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE) and the tAble. MYLE is a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color or whose primary language is not English. The tAble brings together, blesses and empowers youth living with a wide range of physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities.
The ministry of the Gathering is dreamed, planned and executed by Gathering leadership, which consists of nearly 98% volunteers and a small full-time staff out of the ELCA churchwide organization. See who is behind the scenes planning the 2024 Gathering, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event and the tAble.
Multicultural Youth Leadership Event and the tAble (July 13-16, 2024)
ELCA Youth Gathering and Young Adult Gathering (July 16-20, 2024)